Quality + Construction
Coach gets a ton of flack for the quality of their bags. Truth is, I’m often not sure why. Whenever I get a Coach bag, it is always made well. Is it as luxurious as some of the premium designers? No. But I don’t think that is what Coach is going for. Coach wants to make quality products that will last a long time and look appealing while still being accessible to a wide consumer base. Seeing as how many bags are made in Asia now, Coach is not alone in where their bags are created. The attention to detail is still evident, and this Willis is handcrafted in China.
The leather is ultra sturdy, which is great to stand the test of time. I like that when I touch the leather it feels soft, but when I grab the leather it is very thick. The hardware also is standing up well; no huge scratches or discoloration. I don’t see any problems with the bag so far, and I’ve carried it through some of the hottest days of NYC summer.